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Fun Contest Challenges

Upcoming Challenges
To help your pet win more votes, we will be offering a variety of fun challenges and engagement events throughout the month of June. Check out our current schedule of challenges, and stay tuned for more information about how to help your pet soar to the top of the leaderboard!

Please note that challenges will be run across a variety of media, including social media and the calendar website itself. You are not obligated to participate in any challenges but we will make every effort to reach our broadest audience of participants by hosting challenges across multiple media platforms.

Previous Challenges

June 1 
Calendar Kick-Off Challenge - CHALLENGE COMPLETED!
Our first 15 get 50!
We’re so excited to see your work-from-home helpers that we are offering an extra bonus: The first 15 registrants will get 50 additional votes, so sign up early to help your pet start as a leader of the pack!  (Please note that votes are added manually and will appear on pets’ profile pages within one hour of registration.)

The Calendar Kick-Off Challenge is sponsored by VCA Alexandria and Old Town Animal Hospitals.

June 6 at 8 a.m. through June 7 at 8 p.m.

Work Hard, Play Hard Challenge
Whether your pet is hard at work or just as hard at play, we want to see it.  Share your favorite photo or video of your pet in a comment on our Facebook post or tweet that kicks off the challenge beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, OR post it on your own Instagram account.  The five photos/videos with the most likes by 8 p.m. on June 7 will be awarded extra votesMake sure you tag #alexworkfromhome so we can follow your likes; if we’re not tagged, we can’t count you.

Top like-getters will receive
Most likes - 200 additional votes
Second-most likes - 100 additional votes
Third-most like - 50 additional votes
Fourth- and Fifth-most likes - 25 additional votes


June 10

Stitch's Challenge

AWLA alumni and photo calendar favorite Stitch was described by his family  as their own "office assistant."  In his memory, they will be choosing five registrants who they determine to be the "Most Helpful" to receive 75 additional votes.  Votes will be awarded in the evening of June 10 and a note from Stitch's family will be included on their profile page.


June 13 at 8 a.m. through June 14 at 8 p.m.

Working for the Weekend Challenge
The work-from-home fun doesn’t stop because it’s Saturday.  Share your pet’s calendar profile page throughout the weekend.  The five registrants who receive the most comments from individual commenters between 8 a.m. on June 13 and 8 p.m. on June 14 will receive additional votes.

Most Comments - 250 additional votes
Second-most Comments - 150 additional votes
Third-most Comments - 100 additional votes
Fourth-most Comments - 50 additional votes
Fifth-most Comments* - 25 additional votes

*Must be comments from individual commenters. Those who comment multiple times on one profile will only be counted once.


June 20 at 8 a.m. through June 21 at 8 p.m.

At-Home Hobby Challenge
Everyone is picking up new skills and talents these days, and that includes our pets.  Show off your pet’s new at-home hobby with a photo or video as a comment on our Facebook post or tweet that kicks off the challenge beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, OR post it on your own Instagram account.  It could be a trick, a talent or even an especially adorable snore!  The five photos/videos with the most likes by 8 p.m. on June 21 will be awarded extra votes.  Make sure you tag #alexworkfromhome so we can follow your likes; if we’re not tagged, we can’t count you.

Top like-getters will receive
Most Likes - 300 additional votes
Second-most likes - 200 additional votes
Third-most Likes - 100 additional votes
Fourth- and Fifth-most Likes - 50 additional votes


June 27 at 8 a.m. through June 28 at 8 p.m.
Work-from-Home Final Weekend Challenge
Our annual photo calendar contest is almost over, but now is your pet’s chance to win the most votes yet.  It’s simple; the five entrants who receive the most new votes between 8 a.m. on June 27 and 8 p.m. on June 28 will receive additional votes.  As the contest ticks down, now’s your chance to put your pet at the top of the pile!

Top vote-recipients will receive
Most Votes- 300 additional votes
Second-most Votes- 200 additional votes
Third-most Votes- 100 additional votes
Fourth- and Fifth-most Votes- 50 additional votes


June 29 starting at 9 a.m. 
Monday Morning Match
Thanks to our calendar sponsors, the Caudron Megary Blackburn Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, we are excited to announce one final opportunity to help your pet race to the front of the calendar contest pack! Beginning at 9:00 this morning, ALL CALENDAR DONATIONS ARE DOUBLED, up to $250 per donor. This will continue until $2,500 in donations are matched by the the Caudron Megary Blackburn Wealth Management Group.  This is your last chance to win free votes before the photo calendar contest ends tomorrow at 8 p.m., so get your votes in early to see your donations doubled today.*

* Please note that doubled donations are added manually and may take up to 15 minutes to appear. We will announce on social media and here on this page when the full $2,500 match has been reached.



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Shelley Castle Photography
DeSilva Studios, LLC
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Alison Lane Photography
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
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